Electrolux #splits: The Classic Banana Split

by Andie Mitchell on July 16, 2010

I suppose I owe Foodbuzz a letter of gratitude. No, not because they’re raising money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, though that’s really a plus. Because before now, I’d never spooned a banana split into my mouth.

The scoop:

To help spread the word and raise money for the OCRF, Foodbuzz is sponsoring a posting challenge, asking Featured Publishers to create the ultimate Banana Split. Foodbuzz will then donate $50 for every banana split posted (up to $5,000). To raise even more money for ovarian cancer research, head over to the Kelly Confidential website by clicking here.

To be quite honest, I always assumed that my sundae would taste more scrumptious when it was toppling over a warmed fudge brownie. Because unless it’s pies and cobblers that I’m gobbling, I discriminate against fruit when I’m seeking decadence. My apologies.

But like all judgments, I had been unfair and ignorant. A baseball sized scoop each of strawberry, vanilla bean, and dark chocolate ice creams, drizzled in homemade hot fudge, piped with whipped cream, and garnished with cherries and toasted walnuts- does indeed deserve it’s own entry in my definition of decadence.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Brittany July 16, 2010 at 11:05 am

Your photos are making me crave a banana split! It looks delicious lady!


Tina July 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Come to think of it, I can’t remember the last time I’ve ever had a banana split either. Have I ever??


Leah @ Why Deprive? July 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I have never in my life seen a banana split that looked that good.


M.J. Jacobsen July 16, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Sooo decadent, yet so yummy! And for a good cause too!


Shanna, like Banana July 16, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Gosh darnit…why does everyone have to keep posting about ice cream ;)

Lovely tasty pics!


Kelly July 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm

I agree with Tina above…I am not sure I have actually ever had a banana split. It seems like such an American pasttime but one that I obviously missed! haha!


Anna July 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm

woowww looks amazing!!!


Can You Stay for Dinner July 16, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Thanks, Anna!


wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas July 16, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I spent 6 summers working in a DQ, so I had my share of splits, but I agree about the fruit thing. I always seek out chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, caramel, coffee…anything but fruit. My husband is the opposite…which works out nicely :)


Laura (Starloz) July 16, 2010 at 9:49 pm

HOLY MOLY, never have I wanted a Banana split so badly


Nicole July 17, 2010 at 5:08 am

I never knew a banana split could be beautiful until now…


simplyshaka July 17, 2010 at 8:49 am

Looks great, I’ve never had a banana split either.


Lauren @ Health on the Run July 17, 2010 at 10:01 am

Haha, I’m the same way. I usually discriminate against banana splits due to the whole “banana” thing, and go for the chocolate brownie instead. But this looks amazing!!! Now you have me craving one. I think it’s hot enough outside to justify having a banana split for lunch. ;)


Faith July 17, 2010 at 1:03 pm

I keep reading these posts and wishing I hadn’t spent the last several years adamantly hating bananas and ordering banana splits without the banana!


Can You Stay for Dinner July 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm

That’s so funny! You just don’t like the taste? I can understand, as long as you substitute a brownie in for the banana- a really wise move


Jennifer July 17, 2010 at 11:32 am

Ahhh! That looks amazing! My husband made me a banana split for the first time a few weeks ago. He could not believe that I had never tried one. It was so good. I put some sprinkles on mine for some extra cheer. haha


cozydelicious July 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm

This is a fantastic banana split! Yum! I haven;t had one in years!


Danielle (Runs on Green) July 17, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Ok I saw that email and didn’t even read it but YES I will make a banana split for charity! lol


Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes July 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Nothing like a banana split for a good cause! I keep seeing these lately and I’m definitely inspired. May have to give this classic a try soon. xxSAS


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